Corinne Olympios isn’t done with ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ The star revealed on July 12 she’s joining the show’s reunion after her departure due to alleged sexual misconduct between her and DeMario Jackson.
Guess who’s back? Back again? Former Bachelor in Paradise contestant Corinne Olympios, 24, announced on July 12 that she will be joining her former cast mates for the taping of the ABC reality TV series reunion special later this summer. “I am very happy to be appearing on the Bachelor In Paradise Special,” Corinne said in a statement to our sister site Variety. Corinne’s decision to return for the show’s reunion may come as a shock to fans, as the former Bachelor star is no longer involved in production in Mexico following a serious sex scandal that occurred on the first day of filming.
Production on BiP‘s Season 4 came to a screeching halt in mid June after allegations of sexual misconduct between Corinne and her fellow contestant DeMario Jackson arose. A producer reported they had witnessed Corinne and DeMario allegedly participating in sexual activity in a pool while the cameras were rolling. Corinne was reportedly too intoxicated to consent to the act. Production resumed once Warner Bros. investigation concluded there had been no misconduct, though the show has reportedly implemented strict rules regarding sexual activity between contestants. Click here to see Bachelor Nation scandals.
Corinne said she would not be returning after her legal team ended their own investigation. “While I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have been a participant on The Bachelor, and while I was invited to return to Bachelor In Paradise when production resumed, I respectfully made the decision not to return,” she said in a previous statement. At the time of publication Bachelor In Paradise‘s premiere date had been moved from Monday, Aug. 8 to Monday, Aug. 14 and Tuesday, Aug. 15. Both episodes will be airing from 8-10 p.m. EST on ABC.
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